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23/01/2010: The Embassy of the Philippines Conducts Consular Outreach Program in Virginia Beach

The Embassy of the Philippines Conducts Consular Outreach Program in Virginia Beach

Consul General Domingo P. Nolasco administering the oath of allegiance to 48 naturalized US citizens who reacquired their Philippine citizenship in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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On 23 January 2010, the Embassy of the Philippines in Washington, DC conducted a consular outreach program in Virginia Beach, VA.  The outreach program was made possible through Roy Estaris and Naomi Fitzwilliam of The Travel Outlet who provided office space for the consular team.

The consular team composed of Consul General Domingo Nolasco, Sofronio Cortel, Janeth Falsis, Emma Colobong, Lyra Ocampo and Abraham Agustin processed 115 Machine-Readable Passports and 48 Petitions for Dual Citizenship, among other services rendered. Prior to the oath-taking, the Consul General also briefed the participants and their families on the benefits of dual citizenship and Philippine laws on citizenship and income taxation.

The outreach continues to aid applicants from travelling long distances to make a personal appearance before passport officers or to take the oath of allegiance before a duly commissioned consular officer as required under the Dual Citizenship Law.

The next outreach program of the Embassy will be at Mobile, Alabama on January 30, 2010. END.